By Clifton Ma, Head of Fantasy Sports
It’s baaaaaaack! On Saturday, August 23 Yahoo Sports and Fantasy Football fans around the country will be celebrating National Draft Day. This season, we’re taking things to the next level. Vegas baby!
Photo credit: Facebook/Angel’s Envy Bourbon Raise the banners and ring the bells, there’s a bourbon renaissance on. Perhaps you’ve already noticed it in the hushed tones used to describe Pappy Van Winkle, thehard-to-find bourbon so beloved that $26,000-worth of it was spirited away last year in a still-unsolved heist. Part of Pappy’s appeal is that it’s small-batch, which means the product is made in only a few barrels at a time (as opposed to large-scale production, which can require a massive number of barrels). In many cases, small-batch products are more customizable than bigger batches; producers can more easily switch up the type of barrel used to age a spirit, use different ingredients and equipment, and so on.
Happy 100th birthday, Wrigley!
It’s a Double Header! Yahoo and MLB.com Team Up for Fantasy Baseball
By Ken Fuchs, Vice President & Group Lead Yahoo Sports, Yahoo Finance and Product Partnerships
The snow is melting in Sochi, and the boys of summer are in the sun of Spring Training. So get out your draft guides, track your sleepers, keepers and steals, and register for Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball today. This year, we’ve got some exciting news to take your Fantasy game to the next level.
We’re proud to announce that Yahoo Sports is now the official Commissioner Draft and Trade Fantasy Baseball game of MLB.com.
Through the partnership, users will be able to view MLB.com content, and MLB.TV subscribers will get additional features, integrated seamlessly into the Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball experience. Users can also follow all of the in-game action using the MLB.TV Player Tracker and re-live top plays and game-changing moments. These highlights will be integrated into Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball on the PC, mobile and iPad apps.
But that’s not all we have in store for fantasy fanatics this year…
As you experienced with Fantasy Football, and for the first time in baseball season, we’re offering mobile drafting with our Fantasy Sports app for iOS and Android Smartphones. With the updated Fantasy Sports app, users will also be able to register and conduct both mock and league drafts any time of day.
Yahoo Sports Fantasy Baseball is committed to delivering fans the premium content, research and tools they need — anytime, anywhere, on any device. And because we understand that, for the hardcore fan, knowledge is king, we will continue to bring users the latest news, injury reports and roster moves through Players Notes, now powered by Rotoworld.
With Spring Training games beginning next week, now’s the time to rally your friends and create a league. Let’s play ball!
Experience The Big Game through GIFs like NEVER before w/ Yahoo Sports, Tumblr & NEW AXE PEACE!
ATTN INTERNET: All weekend long we’re doing The Big Game like never before! yahoosports x Tumblr x axepeace have partnered with some of the most amazing creators on Tumblr to show you a side of football only seen in the GIFs of your dreams. Meet ‘em right here:
Catherine Frazier/animatedtext: I’ll be bringing love and humor to football by animating 3D text. Always keeping this motto in mind: LET’S CUDDLE WHILE WE HUDDLE.
Jimmy and Mark/mrgif: “The New York-based artist collective/creative agency known as Mr. GIF is comprised of Jimmy Repeat and Mark Portillo. Since April 2011, the duo has been at the forefront of the resurgence of the GIF, or graphics interchange format. Their quirky, topical, and downright beautiful animations have helped the college friends land GIF gigs with Nike, MTV, Coke, Disney, Burberry, and Maison Martin Margiela. Their work is an eclectic and electric mix of hand-drawn art, hypnotizing photographs, ill 8-bit compositions and much more. Plus they are really cool bad ass dudes.” - Fernando Alfonso, III, Daily Dot
Matthias Brown/traceloops: I run TraceLoops, where I combine digital and analog methods to make animated GIFs that capture fleeting moments and cerebral movements. I’m going to be making GIFs that look to combine the subjective and objective experiences of the week.
Rob Goodswen/gocookyourself: We’re an online recipe book living on Tumblr. We make food you want to eat, and if you don’t like it … Go Cook Yourself
Alex Griendling/alexlikesdesign: I make pixel art that celebrates the building blocks of the screens we look at every day and the low-fidelity video game graphics of my youth. I’ll be making pixel animations that look at The Big Game through an 8-bit filter.
With the XXII Olympic Winter Games from Sochi peeking at us from around the corner, we are proud to announce an extension of our existing digital alliance with NBC Sports. At Yahoo we love the Olympics - new heroes, amazing stories, and memorable moments can rise up in the blink an eye and last in…
Posters for Sochi 2014 in soviet style
Tommy Morrison and Sylvester Stallone pose in front of the Rocky statue on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art while filming Rocky V. Morrison, the former heavyweight champion who stood toe-to-toe with Lennox Lewis and George Foreman and later tested positive for HIV, died Sunday. He was 44. (S. Karen Epstein/Corbis Sygma)